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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Local government

More Income Returns Sent and Can Be Direct Deposit

Bosede Bruce, commissioner of the Department of Finance, brought more than her budget request to the Committee on Finance Friday. She brought the news that the Finance Department had sent out $12.5 million in tax rebate checks that day and would be sending out another $12.5 million before the end of the month

Senators Ask OMB Why Is Hiring Hard

Jenifer C. O'Neal, director of the Office of Management and Budget, presented to the Committee on Finance Friday a budget request of $52.9 million for 2023.

VIPA Advises Travelers to Arrive Early for Flights Departing from CEKA

The Virgin Islands Port Authority advises travelers to arrive at least 2 ½ to 3 hours prior to their flight departure times if traveling via the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) today.

The Social Security Administration Explains Commitments Made to the LGBTTIQ+ Community

There are various things you should know about SSA benefits for same-sex couples:.People can also read our publication "What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know."

Governor Issues Proclamation Observing Federal Juneteenth Holiday on Monday, June 20

“Here in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with our own storied history of fighting for our freedom, we are joining the nation in pridefully celebrating this national holiday."
Commissioner of Labor Gary Molloy (Submitted photo)

Labor Now Investing for Tomorrow Program Year-Round; LIFT Applications Available for Fall 2022

In its 33rd year, LIFT is excited to expand the work experience from only the summer, to throughout the calendar year.

DPW Reports Completion of Three St. Thomas/St. John Projects

These are the St. Thomas-St. John project updates for the week of June 13-17. 2022.
Virgin Islands flag with flag of the United States of America

Plaskett Attends Flag Raising Ceremony for US Territories at Smithsonian Museum

Congresswoman Starcey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding her attendance at the Flag Raising ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Lt. Gov. Roach Addresses Recent Tax-Related Inquiries

At Tuesday's weekly Government House press briefing, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach addressed recent inquiries made to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor regarding increases in tax bill amounts and other concerns.
Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes (File ohoto from V.I. Legislature)

Elections Board Says It Will Investigate Candidate Complaints

The Monday meeting of the Board of Elections was put on hold after members heard a series of complaints and accusations by and against candidates running for public office in 2022.